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CNN
Jul 25, 2010 2:00pm EDT
program this week. i will see you next week. . >>> a u.s. sail or reportedly killed in afghanistan and another is being held hostage. a live report just moments away. >>> a jamaican child is brought to the u.s. without legal documents. she leaves as an adult and applies for reentry into the u.s. the proper way but the u.s. won't let her back in. the compelling story. >>> at 5:00, one and done. more parents are stopping at just one child. find out why. you're in the cnn newsroom. i'm rachel whitfield. we're learning more about the two sailors shot down in afghanistan. sources say they have located the body of one of the service members. cnn's pentagon correspondent barbara starr joins us on the phone from washington. what happened, barbara? >> reporter: well, the information is being very closely held by u.s. military officials, but according to what they have said, these two u.s. navy sailors friday night for some reason left their compound in the capital city of kabul, drove south and never came back. now, as of today, it is afghan and taliban sources who are putting together the
CBS
Jul 22, 2010 5:30pm PDT
shirley sherrod, fired by the u.s.d.a., got the call and another apology. are illegal immigrants raising the crime rate? some argue yes; others no. we'll give you the facts. and happy thursday-- or is it? tracking the mood of america tweet by tweet. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. a tropical storm has just formed in the caribbean and by saturday it could be churning through the site of the massive oil spill in the gulf of mexico, disrupting the cleanup for days, even weeks. some cleanup boats were sent back to port today. the large oil recovery ships may follow. tropical storm bonnie is north of cuba right now, and over the next few days it's projected to pass through the florida keys and then into the gulf. even so, federal officials said today they will keep the cap on that ruptured well. and the white house said the president, who's been urging americans to visit the gulf's still-open beaches, will take the first family to the gulf coast of florida next month
CNN
Jul 24, 2010 6:00pm EDT
, the top secret america -- a new "washington post" investigative series reveals a u.s. national security operation in potential disarray. the papers lead reporter on the story is here. >>> and her identity as a cia operative was leaked sparking an international uproar. valerie plame wilson is weighing in on the hidden culture of spies in the u.s., russia, and iran. we want to welcome our viewers around the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." >>> just a week ago, few people had heard of shirley sherrod. but the former usda official was thrust into the headlines overnight when conservative web publisher andrew brightbart put out a misleading clip that falsely implied sherrod discriminated against a white farmer. sherrod was forced to resign from the government post. but the video of the entire speech revealed. her words were taken entirely out of context. and her remarks were about overcoming prejudice and discrimination. the agriculture secretary tom vilsack apologized to sherrod and offered her a new job and she spoke by phone with presid
CBS
Jul 22, 2010 7:00pm EDT
case has put a spotlight on the u.s.d.a.'s long history of discrimination against black farmers. more about that now from national correspondent dean reynolds. >> reporter: willie adams '60-acre georgia farm has been in his family since 1938 and he wants to hold on to its red clay and green pastures for generations to come. but the fight to keep it is increasingly stressful. >> high blood pressure, almost a heart attack. (laughs) oh, yeah. a lot of stress. >> reporter: adams is one of a dwindling number of african american farmers, some 33,000 in all. >> we want equal justice! >> reporter: they're hoping congress will at last end decades of discrimination against them and appropriate the $1.25 billion they and their an ancestors won in a settlement with the department of agriculture in february. a court found the farmers had been systematically denied aid solely because they were black. loans, grants, and subsidies that white farmers received. willie adams says u.s.d.a. officials always claimed to him and other blacks that they lacked the funding. but you saw that they did have funds
CNN
Jul 25, 2010 7:00pm EDT
pentagon correspondent barbara starr following it all for us. >> very few statements from the u.s. military at this hour. because by all accounts they are still pulling out all the stops to search for the sailor who is still missing. and believed the to be in taliban hands. afghan government officials in the province where all of this took place south of kabul, the capitol, say the bodies of one of the sailors have been found. he was apparently killed in the fire fight that broke out. the other sailor may be wounded. at this hour, in fact, they are still searching urgently for him. posters have been put up. rewards have been offered. they are scouring the region south of the capitol looking for any leads that they can. >> barbara, thank you. this year is shaping up to the be the deadliest for u.s. forces since the war in afghanistan began. 52 americans have died there this month. the high was 60 last month. we should also point out that the u.s. has more troops in afghanistan than ever before. the death toll for the year so far, 253. >>> tony hayward is on his way out. that is according to
MSNBC
Jul 31, 2010 10:00am EDT
secret u.s. documents, a whistle blowing website might possess. >>> terrifying drop. the pictures of a toddler falls three stories from an apartment building but amazingly he is okay. >>> chelsea's big day. the former first daughter gets hitched in new york. we have new details about the wedding which are emerging this morning. we're there live for you. >>> the story from behind bars. a new report talks about what life is like in jail for lindsay lohan. good morning, everyone. i'm alex witt. welcome to this, the last day of july. >>> developing right now, pakistani officials say more than 800 people have been killed over this past week alone after record-breaking floods in the region. joining me now from london, nbc's tazin ahmed. they're pretty extraordinary. what are you learning? >> reporter: they are extreme conditions, alex. death toll is at least 800 at the moment. those figures are expected to rise. large areas approving to be inaccessible and more rain is expected. now hundreds of thousands have been forced from homes and up to a million according to the u.n. have been aff
FOX
Jul 25, 2010 8:00am EDT
of them. >>> the tension mounting between the u.s. and north korea. north korea is threatening to attack a u.s. military exercise. >>> we have those stories, plus how military kids are being paid back with fun in the sun in maryland this weekend, but they will be dealing with major heat along with humidity. it is already quite warm outside. will we see more dangerous temperatures today? good morning gwen. it's going to be another day melanie where the challenge will be to try to stay cool. let's take a look at what we did temperature wise yesterday. we broke record at all three airports. 101 at national and airport, 99 at dulles. these records setback from 23 years ago in 1987. right now at national airport, 79 degrees. humidity is up at 74%. so it's another day we'll have to deal with that. a very light northerly wind, that will soon change and some neighborhood temperatures ranging into the upper to mid-80s in some areas even. and we're going to continue to see that as the day and the morning does continue to wear on. and we d have a chance of storms this afternoon. we're keeping a clo
FOX News
Jul 25, 2010 12:00pm EDT
underway for two u.s. service members missing in afghanistan. a live report coming up. and celebrating the scouts right here on the national mall in washington. 100 years of boy scouting. that calls for a big parade. we will take you there. i'm shannon bream. america's news headquarters live in the nation's capital starts right now. >> shannon: at this hour invincible spirit underway. joint military exercises are meant as a show strength as tensions boil between north korea and the south. greg palkot is on board the uss george washington. he joins us on the phone with the very latest. greg? >> hey, shannon. we wrapped up a very busy day. you know they call it a defensive operation. we certainly saw a lot of offensive muscle being flexed. it is a large scale maneuver, 20 ships involved, including the one we are on, a huge nucleared powered aircraft carrier u.s.s. george washington. 200 aircraft including f-22 and f-18s we have been seeing fly off the dock of this aircraft carrier all day. 8,000 service members involved. u.s. south korean 5500 on this aircraft carrier. all in response, a
ABC
Jul 26, 2010 2:05am EDT
, of the ford motor company. in an average week in the u.s., thousands of babies are born prematurely and develop lifelong health problems or disabilities. that is why thousands of families and business leaders will once again join together to support the march of dimes in our nation's oldest walk fundraiser, the march for babies. i am proud to be one of the national co-chairs for the 2010 march for babies. together with the u.a.w., we are committed to raising awareness and funding from volunteers like you. your funds support research and community programs to ensure that someday, all babies will be born healthier and lead happier lives. volunteers enabled the march of dimes to conquer polio. we are confident that, with your help, we can walk together toward a healthier future for our nation's babies and have fun. please join us. register today at marchforbabies.org. >>> afghan anxiety. the desperate search for missing sailors and a huge leak of classified information from the battle front. >>> then, chief change. bp's top executive, tony hey ward, heads out while the replacement move
CNN
Jul 20, 2010 5:00pm EDT
each other about a ra barack and david. >> the u.s. has no stronger partner than great britain. >> reporter: but the bp oil leak in the gulf coast test thad alliance. oil giant british petroleum continues to wreak of havoc. >> i completely understand the anger that exists. the oil spill a catastrophe. >> reporter: and growing controversy whether bp had the role in a release of ali muhammad. >> releasing a mass murderer of 270 people, the largest act of terrorism ever committed in the united kingdom, was completely wrong. so in my view, neither should that killer have been given that luxury. that wasn't a decision taken by bp. it was taken by the scottish government. >> reporter: he was convicted in the 1988 pan am 103 bombing over lockerbie scotland that killed 270 people, mostly americans. the scottish government released him on compassionate grounds after doctors said he had terminal prostate cancer and just three months to live. president obama said that was a mistake, and cameron agreed. cameron said he would provide information for a u.s. congressional investigation but di
CNN
Jul 24, 2010 12:00pm EDT
that they will use powerful nuclear deterrents to respond to joint u.s./south korean military exercises tomorrow. u.s. says the exercises are in response to the deadly sinking of a south korean ship blamed on the north. so after 1 1/2 years in office, president obama is still popular with african-americans but a new cnn opinion research poll suggests that he's much less popular with white voters. cnn deputy political director pi paul steinhauser has been crunching the numbers. >> reporter: let's start with president barack obama. more than nine out of ten say they approve of how mr. obama is handling his duties in the white house but 57% among hispanics and 37% among whites. according to the poll, six in ten say they think race relations will always be a problem. the number of whites is up five points from last year to 47%. what about the year and a half old tea party movement. about a quarter of you believe they are prejudice against minorities with another 35% saying at least some are prejudice. our polls all suggest those numbers clean when asked only of black respondents. >>> concerns about racis
CNN
Jul 20, 2010 9:00am EDT
." >>> pressure to leave the u.s. department of agriculture, shunned by the naacp. we're pushing forward this story of shirley sherrod now she's telling us that we don't know the whole story. a youtube clip of her went viral. it's from an naacp dinner in march. >> there is zero tolerance for discrimination at the usda. i strongly condemn this. we are appalled by her actions just as we are with the abuse of power against farmers of color and female farmers. but sherrod says, hold on a second. that clip doesn't have context and doesn't tell the whole story. she actually called in to cnn's american morning to talk about her context. she said that we have totally missed the mark on this. >> we certainly don't have the whole story is what she's saying. when you take a look at that clip and play it for ben jealous with the naacp, they say clearly it would represent institutional racism. this took place on august 27th. shirley says, hang on here, i was recounting a story that took place 24 years ago. long before she joined the u.s. department of agriculture. here's what she told us this morning
MSNBC
Jul 26, 2010 1:00pm EDT
, but supporting the taliban in their attacks on afghan and u.s. military forces inside afghanistan. what is interesting, however, while washington is focused on that aspect of the documents, in a news conference with julian esange, the founder of wikileaks in london today, the discussion was all about war crimes. he said that was in part the driving force behind his publishing these leaked documents in trying to, what he said essentially, change or i suspect, end the course of the war there in afghanistan. >> is the pentagon pushing back hard on these allegations of war crimes? >> they are not, actually. they are going to take their time and say it could take days or weeks before they pore over all these documents to determine what is real, hypothetical and what is just plain false. they are not jumping into any conclusions here about the documents themselves. they, too, of course are condemning the release as national security advisor jim jones did. in fact, claiming that it puts american men and women on the ground. afghan forces, and something more importantly, some of the local afgha
CNN
Jul 27, 2010 6:00am EDT
, build its reputation back in the u.s. >> jim, how significant is it that bp is naming an american to head the company? >> reporter: i think it's very significant, bob dudley's been around for a very long time. he was at amoco, if you recall amoco was taken over by bp in a merger in 1998. he went to -- grew up in mississippi so he knows that region very well. he has been in the gulf on and off during this whole oil spill. went to smu, university of illinois. so he is very much well known in the u.s. and they are hoping that as this first non-british ceo that he can repair bp's damage. he's got a on in his hands, as you say. they are setting aside $32.5 billion to clean up the oil spill. there will probably need to be more money as well. there is the issue of selling more than $30 billion worth of u.s. assets. that will be one of the many things on bob dudley's plate. >> jim boulden in london, thank you so much. >>> in 25 minutes we'll get a never-before-seen interview with outgoing ceo tony hayward, conducted in the early days of the disaster in the gulf. david matti intingly is pr
FOX News
Jul 20, 2010 9:00am EDT
it keeps money flowing into the u.s. economy. why would they want to add to the debt when they still have lots of money that still hasn't been earmarked for anything? >> i can't answer that directly but i can say that speaker pelosi -- speaker pelosi, president obama and senator reid thinks spend more money, that's the best way to create jobs, spend more money, extend jobless benefits, they say that's a way of creating jobs. many economists say that's not correct. we're getting earnings reports from the financial companies, the economy, the recovery, has stalled, that you can say for sure. secondly, this extension of unemployment benefits will definitely add to the overall decifit. $34 billion. because we've got to borrow this money. if you look at the debt clock, that means that by the end of this day or by early tomorrow morning, top left, there you go, we've crossed $13.2 trillion. we'll be at 13.22 by the end of tomorrow or early into thursday morning. we're adding to the decifit. you can definitely say that. martha: i mentioned, we all remember not too long ago, they passed pay go wh
FOX News
Jul 25, 2010 7:00am EDT
. that is >> good morning everyone, it's sunday, july 25th, two u.s. service members are missing in afghanistan at this hour. we'll have a live report straight ahead with the latest breaking details for you. >> and bp getting back to work trying to plug the oil spill after tropical weather fizzled out and tony hayward might have one foot out the door. >> and a dam fails after heavy water, gushing down to the down below. our slogan this hour comes from chas in maryland, fox is the best and we all know why, we have aly, clayton and eric who doesn't need a tie. it's "fox & friends". >> did you message, did you mail chas? >> for the record. >> that's eric bolling, ladies and gentlemen, let's give him a round of applause, dave briggs is off at a wedding and i'm clayton morris and alisyn camerota. we have a lot of news. >> new information regarding the whereabouts of two missing u.s. navy service members in afghanistan and connor powell joins us live from kandahar, what is the latest, connor? >> well, good morning, the u.s. military says they have launched an extensive air and ground search for the t
MSNBC
Jul 20, 2010 9:00pm EDT
shown by an employee at the u.s. department of agriculture. the evidence was a video clip of shirley sherrod speaking at an naacp event this march. at that event she recounts this story. >> the first time i was faced with having a white farmer needing to save his farm, he took a long time talk iing but was trying to show he was superior to me, i knew what he was doing. what he didn't know while he was taking all that time trying to show me he was superior to me was i was trying to decide how much help i was going to give him. i was dealing with the fact that so many black people have lost their farm land and here i was faced with a white person needing to save their land. so i didn't give him the full force of what i could do. >> damning evidence, right? a usda official, a government official admitting on tape to racial discrimination, to withholding government assistance to white farmers, specifically because they're white. stop the presses! within hours of that clip being posted online and billed as evidence of a racist within the obama administration fox news, understanding their
MSNBC
Jul 26, 2010 9:00pm EDT
else, the largest leak of wartime documents in this country since the vietnam war. more than 90,000 u.s. government documents obtained and posted by the website wikileaks over the weekend. the last time there was a leak of this volume, it precipitated a full-on war between the "new york times" and the nixon white house. it was, of course, the leaking of the pentagon papers during the vietnam war by u.s. military analyst named daniel elsburg back in 1971. the pentagon papers was a touch stone that helped turn the public against vietnam war. the 90,000 plus documents posted by kwikileaks are different than the pentagon papers in that they're snap shots of the war over the last six years, as opposed a top-down study initiated in washington. the wikileaks documents are raw intelligence, threat analysis as seen through the eyes of the soldier fighting the war. as opposed an analytical view of the war from policymakers. in that sense wikileaks is no pentagon papers, but there is a glaring pair lil lel between the two that can't be ignored. these wikileaks documents have been notable in that t
CNN
Jul 25, 2010 6:00am EDT
u.s. units in iraq. we're going to be bringing you more of their story so good news to report there. >> exactly. some weather news that we're going to be tracking this morning and talking about it with jacqui jeras, chicago flooding, there has been some serious rainfall in the midwest, more than 13,000 people waking up without power. several streets and major highways were blocked throughout the day and firefighters had to use row boats to get access to some people. >>> also some scary video we are seeing out of germany, 1.4 million people trying to attend the same event and disaster happens. 19 dead in a stampede, another 400 injured. we're going to get more into this, show more of the video and explain exactly what was happening in germany. let's give you a look at some of the other stories making headlines. the exercises are under way off the coast of north korea. north korea meanwhile threatening action after the u.s. and the south koreans are actually engaged in joint military exercises that are going on just off the coast there of the korean peninsula. these exercises expected
NBC
Jul 21, 2010 4:00am EDT
sherrod with the u.s. department of agriculture and obama administration appointee at a naacp meeting this year to help a white farmer who came for aid. >> i was str wlg the fact that so many black people had lost their farmland and here i was faced with having to help a white person save their land. so i didn't give him the full force of what i could do. >> reporter: sherrod said the incident she's describing was more than 20 years ago before she worked for the usda, a story she told as an example of overcoming her own prejudices. >> that's when it was revealed to me it was about poor and versus the people who have. >> and tell them the story how i changed while i was working with him. i used that to help others to see it's not about race. >> reporter: but the reaction was swift and certain. the usda asked her to resign. sherrod said she was driving when she got the call from an agriculture official from washington. >> she said they want you to pull over to the side of the road and submit your resignation. it was just unbelievable, you know. it was just unbelievable. >> and that was
CNN
Jul 24, 2010 8:00am EDT
a deadly day for u.s. troops in afghanistan. two separate ied explosions claimed the lives of five american troops. very little information is out at this point other than both roadside bomb attacks happened in southern afghanistan. >>> listen to this discovery. along the u.s.-mexican border, suspected casualties of the ongoing mexican drug cartel wars. they have found now nine hidden mass graves. at least 38 bodies recovered so far. local attorney general says he believes some of the dead may have been buried as recently as just a few days ago. >>> and a flurry of pink slips have 241 teachers walking away from d.c.'s public school system. the firings are called "performance related." the teachers union says a new evaluation process for instructors was flawed. >>> so let's keep an eye on the weather. we always are. the weather system really churning through the gulf. it has weakened but tropical depression bonnie is still hampering clean-up efforts at bp's leak site. >> jacqui jeras is keeping an eye on things. we're always a little nervous to say something has weakened. people think it is
CNN
Jul 22, 2010 5:00pm EDT
some portions of a confidential study of conditions before the rig disaster. also, was the u.s. duped by an iranian scientist who may have been working as a double agent? i'll talk about that and a lot more with the former cia insider. the outed operative valerie plame wilson. >>> an openly gay soldier and outspoken critic of the don't ask don't tell policy has revealed today he's been formally discharged from the united states army. lieutenant dan choy, a west point grad, was arrested for handcuffing himself to a gate in protest of banning gays from the military. i'm sure that lieutenant choy knew this was coming. he had been removed for some time. only a matter of time before he was formally discharged, i assume. >> reporter: yeah, wolf. we spoke with lieutenant choy this afternoon, and he knew it was coming, but he told us, quote, you know, you prepare yourself. he said i had built up an armor, but it's still an emotional roller coaster. now, lieutenant choi says he just got a phone call today from his battalion commander letting him know about the discharge, but, you know, when i
CNN
Jul 25, 2010 12:00pm EDT
owns "u.s. news & world report" and recently wrote the hope that fired up the election of barack obama has flickered out, leaving a national mood of despair and disappointment. the fundamental problem is starkly simple. jobs and the deepening fear among the public that the american dream is vanishing before their eyes. i was joined earlier from new york by mort zuckerman and steve forbes, chairman and ceo of forbes, incorporated. gentlemen, thank you both very much. i can't think of two better people to talk about the business climate right now. so let me just start by quoting ben bernanke, the chairman of the fed, as you well know, who called the state of the economy unusually uncertain. so i'd like to ask the two of you to give me your description of where you think the economy is right now. mr. zuckerman? >> well, i'm more or less on the pessimistic side of things. my view is that you have consumer spending, which is either flat or going down, housing, which is falling off the edge of the cliff, employment, which is still continuing to be a serious problem, and i could give you a wh
CNN
Jul 30, 2010 6:00am EDT
the u.s. military of murder. here's the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff admiral mike mullen. >> i think we always need to be mindful of the unknown potential for damage in any particular document that we handle. mr. assange can say whatever he likes about the greater good he thinks he and his source are doing, but the truth is they might already have on their hands the blood of some young soldier or that of an afghan family. >> wikileaks' founder refuses to say how his site got the documents. but nothing is secret on the internet. the military may have a hacker, a convicted criminal from california, to thank for cracking this case. his name is adran lamo, just 29 years old. in 2004 he was convicted of breaking into "the new york times," microsoft and lexus nexus computers. he went to the federal government to show the leaking. the website might also face chinl charges. barbara starr has the latest developments in our next hour. >>> so where's all the spilled oil? the coast guard insists it can't find much more to clean up on the surface of the gulf. their crews keep conducting fly
FOX News
Jul 22, 2010 6:00am EDT
spill operations. former u.s. attorney general alberto gonzalez will not be charged in the firings of nine u.s. attorneys under the bush administration. after a 22 month investigation, the justice department ruled there's insufficient evidence to establish that he and his staff made misleading statements. this was not criminal. if they were political, that was not the crime. gonzalez resigned after that controversy. ineptitude and confusion, that's how they are describing officials at massy energy in the months before the explosion at a west virginia mine. that killed 29 men. they are all part of a rebuttal to massy's claim that the government forced them to make changes to reduce the volume of fresh air in the mine before the blast. the company's conduct is under federal investigation. secretary of state hillary clinton is in hanoi, vietnam this morning. she's attending an asian summit meeting where the buzz is the new sanctions she's announced against north korea. the north koreans responded by declaring the u.s. should drop the sanctions and cancel next week's military maneuvers
CNN
Jul 24, 2010 6:00am EDT
, wrinkles and spots. new ageless vitality. save $20 at aveeno.com. >>> a suspected u.s. drone attack killed 16 militants. five missiles are believed to have hit a compound. the region used to be a nerve center until an offensive chased most of the fighters away. >>> and 241 teachers were fired in d.c. because they failed an evaluation. 737 other teachers have been put on notice for minimally effective grading they received. >>> and tension between the two koreas as the united states and south korea go ahead with plans for massive joint military drills scheduled for tomorrow, north korea is threatening with nuclear deterrence. the u.s. says the drills are in response to the south korea war ship. we'll be right back. ♪ ♪ your teddy bear ♪ put a chain around your neck ♪ and leave me anywhere >> not quite a teddy bear story but a bear none the less. a bear behind the wheel. a bit of a joyride. >> deputies piece together the tail this way. a neighbor heard a car horn at 3:00 a.m. came out to see this colorado family's car rocking back and forth. by the time the family got up and is went
CNN
Jul 24, 2010 4:00pm EDT
in that gulf of mexico. and getting started may be the toughest part of the job. while onboard the u.s. coast guard "elm," cnn's rob marciano shows us how difficult it is. >> reporter: once the barge was in place, we had to lash the two vessels together. trying to tighten up this slack here. >> slack out. >> no, no, no. >> don't know if i'm helping but they need to make this as tight as possible. i can feel the tug pulling against me. >> we're about as good as we're going to get there. >> reporter: just doing that for 20 seconds. i'm exhausted, bro. we haven't even started. this whole process has taken hours. i mean, we're almost at -- into the arch and we haven't skimmed a thing or even deployed any sort of skimming equipment. it's given me a -- a real appreciation for what these guys are doing every day. you think -- you just come out here, you drop some boom and throw a vacuum cleaner on it and suck up the oil. there's so much more to it when you're talking about a project of this scope and a mess this big that needs to be cleaned up. it's painstakingly slow. the whole thing is slow, for s
CNN
Jul 24, 2010 5:00pm EDT
out today. nato saying that two u.s. service members left their compound here in the capital of kabul friday afternoon, and then they went missing, and all of the information that they can give is that an investigation was under way, but as you said, an afghan intelligence official stating that they were actually abducted in logar province, logar borders the capital of kabul just to the south. and you know for the past several months, don, we've been talking about southern afghanistan, particularly helmand and kandahar provinces. talking about how volatile they are, how the taliban have an influence there. but what hasn't been mentioned is the taliban control in eastern afghanistan, including the province of logar. logar province is permeated with taliban fighters. the question that remains, many questions actually remain. and some of them include why these two service members actually left this compound of kabul by themselves and what is said to be nonmilitary vehicles, in fact suvs armored suvs and what they were doing in logar province by themselves. and it has been obviously a ver
MSNBC
Jul 31, 2010 8:00am EDT
plant and a gm plant and here is what he had to say. >> you now have all those u.s. auto companies showing a profit. they've rehired 55,000 workers. >> reporter: and, alex, of course the president this week, he has more fund-raising on the schedule coming up. he's going to be going to atlanta. he's going to be going to chicago. he'll be making speeches around that. the focus from here on out to november is going to be the economy. the president hammering home the fact that he's taken some unpopular steps that are bearing fruit. a lot of republicans are saying, look at the scoreboard, mr. president, 9.5% unemployment, slow gdp growth, where are the grounds and that is where this election battle will be fought. >> yeah. just a little glitch there but you handled that very well. just got a little -- >> reporter: interesting. >> no worries. got you covered. >>> president obama says he's concerned about the ethics charges facing congressman charlie rangel. rangel denies the 13 charges, which include tax and disclosur. perhaps september, right at the election season gears up. >>> firefig
CNN
Jul 23, 2010 5:00pm EDT
into a history of discrimination by the u.s. agriculture department. and money owed to black farmers. >>> and a former republican senator may be out to get michael steele. i'll ask norm coleman if he is serious about a possible challenge for his party's top job. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> up first, a failed flaw aboard the deepwater horizon rig when it exploded and unleashed the worst oil disaster in u.s. history. we're just now learning that an alarm system, get this, had intentionally been disabled for about a year before the april 20th blast that killed 11 workers. the platform's chief electronics technician testified today before a federal panel. he explained that the rig's fire and gas sensors were active but its computer system was inhibited in his word so it wouldn't trigger any kind of general alarm or an automatic engine shutdown. listen to this. >> when i discovered it was inhibited about a year ago i inquired as to why it was inhibited. and the explanation i got was that from the oim down they did not want people woke up at 3:00 in the morning du
NBC
Jul 29, 2010 5:30pm PDT
for the proud ranks of the u.s. army. we begin tonight with our pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski. jim, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. based on this new report, the army promises to fix its mental health problems and put its soldiers first, but it's got a long way to go. as a specialist in the army jennifer crane was sent off to afghanistan. >> two weeks after we landed there, we were attacked for the first time. >> reporter: the war took a heavy personal toll. once back home, she got hooked on cocaine and ended up on the streets. >> unfortunately, didn't cope with anything fairly well. >> reporter: jennifer got the necessary counseling and is back on her feet, but a devastating new report from the army today reveals that after nine years of war, thousands of soldiers never survive their own personal battles. >> we have an army that's been fully engaged for almost nine years now. i don't think that we fully understand the toll that that's taken on the forces. >> reporter: the numbers are staggering. last year, more than 1,700 soldiers attempted suicide. 160 succeeded -
CBS
Jul 25, 2010 8:30am PDT
. >> schieffer: abigail thernstrom, president bush appointed you to the u.s. civil rights commission. you said that all of this thing about the black panthers was small potatoes. why did you say that? >> in the first place, you had two unappealing black guys-- unappealing because, you know, the new black panther party is unappealing. it's a racist party and so forth. they showed up at one largely black precinct in philadelphia. and they stand around and won is slapping a billy club against his wrist. one, there is... we have no direct evidence that they actually intimidated anybody, stopped them from voting. two, we certainly have no direct evidence that anybody in the justice department said, "we're not going to prosecute this case because we have racial double standards. we protect blacks, we don't protect whites." my view-- if anyone bothered to read my rather lengthy dissent on this issue-- was that there are more important voting rights issues to talk about. >> schieffer: in fact, sources... i mean, officials in both the white house and the justice department deny totally the allegations.
FOX News
Jul 21, 2010 9:00am EDT
. bill: we are digging deeper, one of the top secret u.s. intelligence community, "the washington post" focusing on the intelligence business that's hidden in suburbs across america. this is a 3-part series. it has gotten so much attention. today's point is about the impact we've never seen. chris stierwalt, good morning to you. we had guests breathing fire on this story on day one, on monday. it seems to have ebbed since it is day three of the series. what's new today? >> what's new today, i guess you'd say more of the same but what the post is going to, these great lengths, and i mean lengths, to talk about is how big and complex america's sort of intelligence system is, where you're talking about the hundreds of thousands of people with top security clearance, or top secret clearance, you're talking about nestled in strip malls across the country contractors who are doing the work of filtering through the intelligence that's designed to seep us safe. bill: if there was a timing in the question, general clapper is director of national intelligence, some hearings set to begin this wee
CNN
Jul 22, 2010 1:00pm EDT
to widespread racial profiling by arizona law enforcement officers. they worry it will lead to harassment of u.s. citizens and of legal residents of the united states because of the way they look or the language they speak. the second lawsuit being heard in the afternoon is by the obama administration the basic premise of that lawsuit is that they say the federal government not states has the exclusive authority to regulate immigration law. they say the state of arizona has no legitimate interest in passing a law regulating immigration. arizona governor jan brewer filed a response to those lawsuits. she says the state will suffer irreparable harm if this law is not allowed to go into effect. because she says the federal government has not done its job in terms of securing the border and controlling rampant smuggling that continues to plague the state of arizona. we spoke to homeland security secretary janet napolitano, the former governor of arizona and the woman responsible for u.s. border security. she says that she understands the frustrations of arizona residents but she says this law is mis
FOX News
Jul 29, 2010 9:00am EDT
rangel was a prosecutor for one year, give him credit for that, an assistant u.s. attorney himself, but let's not get started thoon point. it's possible but i don't think you're going to see criminal charges. i think what you're going to see is either a, he resolves this and survives or b, he doesn't resolve it and it goes badly. i don't see him, if everybody follows me, not resolving it and having it go well, because over your point that it's serious. bill: thank you doug for coming in today. former prosecutor from new york. also, e-mail me, follow me on twitter, you got a question, one line, that's all we need. keep it simple. arthel: you better watch out bill, there's something bad lurking in the waters off the coast of massachusetts. sharks, sighted off the coast of cape cod, a very popular spot for tourists and beach bums. >> i wouldn't go any deeper than like 10 feet personally, but with all the seals along there, you know they're going to eat them so why would you want to be near them. >> we want to know what's luring the sharks there. we're going to ask the experts in three
NBC
Jul 22, 2010 5:30pm PDT
legal showdown over arizona's tough new immigration law. the u.s. justice department is trying to block the new law before it goes into effect next week. today was their first day in court. our own lee cowan is in phoenix covering. lee, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. most people think the federal government does have a pretty good case here. the problem may be the timing. how do you ask a federal judge to quash a state statute even before it goes into effect? arizona today was arguing, at least give us a chance to prove ourselves first. [ chanting ] >> reporter: with just one week to go before arizona's new immigration law is scheduled to take effect, the protests outside the federal courthouse in phoenix today were louder than ever, on both sides of the debate. >> the law is black and white. you're either breaking the law or not. >> reporter: inside, the federal government was asking a judge to block the law, arguing arizona can't establish its own immigration policy, largely, it says, because it may interfere with federal enforcement of the nation's immigration laws.
CNN
Jul 31, 2010 6:00pm EDT
in the courts and on the streets? also more than 100 days of disaster. the worst spill in u.s. history marks a milestone. and we're asking the tough questions about how and why so much oil seems to have vanished. >>> and art in the white house from every angle. join me on a fascinating tour of historic paintings, antiques and did he cure that presidents get to see and enjoy every day. welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. wolf blitzer is off. i'm suzanne malveaux and you're in "the situation room." >>> arizona's controversial immigration law went into effect as scheduled this week. minus key provisions blocked by federal judge. now no one in the state seems satisfied. governor jan brewer quickly launched an appeal of the ruling. and opponents of the crackdown launched a series of street protests leading to a number of arrests. both sides are preparing for the next round of the legal fight. i spoke with cnn's senior legal analyst jeffrey toobin about the ruling by u.s. district judge susan bolton which focused on the most controversial elements of the law. jeff, we
CNN
Jul 25, 2010 9:00am EDT
in afghanistan, now getting word that one of the u.s. service members is dead, and the other being held by the taliban. we will continue to have more on the breaking story. for now, time to say good-bye. thank you for being here. candy crowley, it's all yours. >>> not much time for democrats to turn around what may be a rough election day focused on one issue, the economy. the unemployment rate was 6.9% when president obama was elected. 18 months ago, his administration released a report saying if congress passed a stimulus plan unemployment would stay below 8%. congress did pass that stimulus bill. unemployment is now 9.5%, and 14 million americans out of work. friday, the white house projected the jobless rate will remain above 9% until 2012. >>> americans are feeling the pain. only 22% say the economic conditions are good, and 78% say they are poor. for democrats, the numbers do not add up to a promising november. today, unemployment and a recovery that doesn't feel like one, with business leaders mort zuckerman and steve forbes. >> unless the president deals credibly with the uncert
FOX News
Jul 29, 2010 6:00pm EDT
by using fraudulent material to obtain u.s. passports. the second time they have done so in two years. the government accountability office says that during the investigation the agents applied for seven passports and received three. more potential fallout from the wikileak data dump and gingrich has a warning of threats posed @ @ could switching to geico really save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance? does a former drill sergeant make a terrible therapist? patient: and that's why yellow makes me sad. i think. sarge: that's interesting. you know what makes me sad? you do! maybe we should chug on over to mambie pambie land where maybe we can find some self-confidence for you. ya jackwagon! tissue? crybaby. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. >> in international news, both of the u.s. navy sailors who disappeared last week in afghanistan have been confirmed dead. american and afghanistan officials say the two sailors' body have been recovered and nato has not said why he and the other sailor were on their own in such a dangerous area. the obama admin
FOX News
Jul 20, 2010 6:00pm EDT
a year ago inherited a mess complicating the british-u.s. relations on terrorism and the oil spill. >> releasing the lockerbie bomber, mass murder of 270 people, largest act of terrorism ever committed in the united kingdom was completely wrong. >> cameron tried to fence off british oil giant b.p. from al-megrahi's release despite the revelations the company lobbied for release of prisoners to secure drilling rights off the coast. >> it wasn't a decision taken by b.p., it was taken by the scottish government. >> b.p. says it never lobbied specifically for the al-megrahi's release. lawmaker lawmakers like senator bob menendez don't buy it, citing revelation about documents linking b.p., former intelligence officer and jack straw, from brown's recently ousted government. >> very revealing and questions whether b.p. was willing to do anything they could to get a prisoner transfer release to strike oil deal on the lives of americans and others who perished on pan am 103. >> they call for review of available evidence. both have little recourse to challenge the scottish authority. >> the
FOX News
Jul 23, 2010 5:00am EDT
. the issue is, this administration is spending a better part of three days on a u.s. department of agriculture official when our country is hurting and desperate for work and desperate for prosperity. america sinking and we are talking about. this. >> bill: they would rather give -- and you have major garrett and james rosen, they want to get rid of this. so it's the media driving this story. the president called her. if the white house didn't have anything do-to-do this why did the president call her? >> because it was a classy thick to do. if i were the president we would have called her. cnn has her tied up. >> she thinks fox is racist. you don't want to say that i'm going to say that she believes fox is racist. >> bill: fine, i would still like to talk to the woman in person. now, if you believe that because she is a far-left person who is very committed to those views. she shouldn't be working, at the federal level doing the people's business? >> because you are supposed to represent all of america this is not to be a racial spoil system. >> anybody in the bush administrati
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